NJ Warming Centers

Code Blue notifications and resources change quickly. Click "read more" to access current activations and warming centers.

New Jersey Code Blue

Current Code Blue Activations 
Please be aware that Code Blue notifications and resources open in response to severe cold or storm events and change as quickly as the weather. Our listing reflects information most recently received by the counties. You can also refer to your county’s Office of Emergency Management web page.
*Code Blue Declarations below refer to the night of the listed date, unless otherwise stated. If no counties are listed below, there are no currently active declarations.
 
Atlantic County
Feb 2-4
7pm - 7am
Bergen County
Feb 1-6
7pm - 7am
Burlington County
Feb 1-5
7pm - 7am
Camden County
Feb 1-5
7pm - 7am
Cape May County
Feb 1
6pm - 6am
Cumberland County
Feb 1-4
6pm - 6am
Essex County
Feb 1-4
8pm - 8am
Gloucester County
Feb 1-2
9pm - 9am
Hudson County
Feb 1-4
7pm - 7am
Hunterdon County
Feb 1
7pm - 7am
Mercer County
Feb 1-2
7pm - 7am
Middlesex County
Feb 1-3
7pm - 7am
Monmouth County
Feb 1-5
6pm - 9am
Morris County
Feb 1-6
7pm - 7am
Ocean County
Feb 1-2
6pm - 8am
Passaic County
Feb 1
5pm - 12pm
Salem County
Feb 1-6
7pm - 7am
Somerset County
Feb 1-7
7pm - 9am
Sussex County
Feb 1-13
7pm - 6am
Union County
Feb 1-6
7pm - 7am

*Atlantic City has issued a Code Blue on Feb 1, 9pm - 9am.
*Atlantic County: Quaremba Hall is open Mon - Thurs through Mar 9th regardless of Code Blue activation status.
*Hudson County Warming Center is open nightly through Mar 31st, regardless of Code Blue activation status.
*Ocean County: True Vine Ministry is open nightly through Mar 31st, regardless of Code Blue activation status.

Warming Centers

Atlantic

Quaremba Hall

counties served: Atlantic

Location

15 N Georgia Ave (between Atlantic and Arctic Ave)
Atlantic City, NJ
Special instructions:

Intakes are done between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm.
Please do not line up before 5pm (this will disqualify you for a bed for the night)

The shelter is across the parking lot from Catholic Charities and has a blue awning.

Open:

Mon - Thurs 6:30pm - 7:00am

Bergen

NJ 2-1-1

counties served: Bergen
Phone: Dial 2-1-1 or 877-652-1148
Open:

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Bergen County Board of Social Services

counties served: Bergen

Location

218 Route 17 North
Rochelle Park, NJ

Open during business hours. Consumers may call or walk-in to receive assistance. 
After-hours, weekends, and holidays dial 211 for assistance.

Phone: 201-368-4317
Open:

Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Next Steps Initiative

counties served: Bergen

Location

120 S River St.
Hackensack , NJ

Adults Only

Must call for services.

Walk-ins are NOT accepted.

Phone: 201-336-6480
Open:

Intake Hours: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm; after 4L30 pm, call 2-1-1 for access

Burlington

NJ 2-1-1

counties served: Burlington
Phone: Dial 2-1-1 or 877-652-1148
Open:

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Catholic Charities

counties served: Burlington

Families with Children ONLY. 
Intakes: before 4:00pm.

After-hours and weekends call 211 for assistance

Phone: 856-764-6940
Open:

As needed

Christian Caring Center

counties served: Burlington

Location

378 Lakehurst Road (Rear Entrance)
Browns Mills, NJ

Adults Only. 

Walk-in for services. Must arrive by 5pm. 

At 5pm, site closes and guests are transported to the Tabernacle Church overnight warming center.

Open:

Mon - Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tabernacle Church

counties served: Burlington

Location

271 Ridge Rd
Browns Mills, NJ

Adults Only. 

Walk-in for services.

Site is not wheelchair accessible

Open:

5:00 pm - 9:00 am

Camden

NJ 2-1-1

counties served: Camden
Phone: Dial 2-1-1 or 877-652-1148
Open:

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Joseph's House

counties served: Camden

Location

555 Atlantic Ave
Camden, NJ

Adults Only
City residents Only

Walk-in for services
Once this site fills up, consumers will be transported to additional locations

Phone: 856-246-1087
Open:

7:45pm - 7:00am

Cherry Hill Mall

counties served: Camden

Location

2000 NJ-38
Cherry Hill, NJ
Phone: 856-662-7441, ext. 11
Open:

Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

 

 

 

What is Code Blue? 

When temperatures drop below freezing and conditions pose a threat to unsheltered individuals, a network of agencies throughout New Jersey help people obtain shelter. During times such as these, County Offices of Emergency Management together with municipal government will often initiate and communicate a Code Blue Alert which enables authorities to make shelter arrangements for adults experiencing homelessness. The shelter arrangements may include the opening of Warming Centers for this specific need. The Code Blue activations, deactivations, and Warming Center listings that you find on this page are based on what NJ 211 receives from the individual counties. 

 Code Blue Activations/Deactivations

Once a county declares a Code Blue, the information is shared through local media and social media outlets. It is also shared with NJ 211 and posted to this page. The activation dates are listed and once the Code Blue is deactivated, it is removed from this page. 

 Warming Centers

Many public libraries, shopping centers and senior activity centers serve as Warming Centers during business hours. Additional after-hours and overnight Warming Centers will be listed below for the public to view.

 Statewide Homeless Hotline

For further assistance, you may reach the Statewide Homeless Hotline by dialing 2-1-1 or 877-652-1148 (If you are using a rotary dial phone, please dial 1-877-746-5211). Services are accessible in various languages for non-English speakers. ( Flyer)

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